Opening this weekend is “The Upside
,” an American remake of “The Intouchables
,” a film that made so much money in France that it became a cultural event. After earning $166 million in France, the country’s second highest grossing film ever, and over $426 million worldwide, an American remake of the film was inevitable. But surprisingly, box office hits abroad don’t always translate when remade with American actors, and the ones that do rarely resemble their original inspiration. Here are the highest grossing American remakes of foreign films (all domestic box office figures via Box Office Mojo).
” (2014) – $200.6 Million
” has had so many remakes and sequels over the years, but Gareth Edwards
’ film gets closer to the melancholy of Ishiro Honda’s original monster movie than ever before.
2. “3 Men and a Baby” (1987) – $167.7 Mil
France, “3 Hommes et un couffin” (1985)
Made on a mid-size budget and starring the most ’80s cast of Tom Selleck